Bobbie Burgers

"My paintings have moved from being portraits of flowers, to being portraits of time - past, present and future play out for me simultaneously"

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Biography

Bobbie Burgers’ large-scale paintings and drawings expand and explode the tradition of floral still-life with vivid, gestural blooms. In the two decades of her practice, her trajectory has moved from images approaching realism to, more recently, abstracted blossoms that double as metaphors for the act of painting, which Burgers compares to the brief, fragile lifespan of a flower: a moment to be grasped “with all its frailty and complexity.”

Largely self-taught, Burgers has drawn inspiration from early Dutch still-lifes and the history of Chinese painting, which she investigated in-depth during her travels for a recent exhibition of her work in Beijing. Her paintings have been compared to and exhibited alongside those of Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Jack Shadbolt—artists who, like Burgers, are interested in the relationship between art and nature at the core. Of Burgers’ take on this relationship, Critic Dorota Kozinska has written that her “subject never feels excised from nature, but rather breathed in and exhaled as art.”

Burgers lives and works in her hometown of Vancouver, where she received the Vancouver FANS award in 2013 and teaches at the Gordon Smith Foundation. She has exhibited her work at galleries, museums, and art fairs internationally.

Selected Corporate Collections
Weber Shandwick • Thorn Mark Investments • Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Canada • Lawson Lundel Lawson • Sutton Place Hotel •
Pen-Cor Mortage and Investments • Royal Bank of Canada • Scotia Mcleod

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2017 An Outline Broken, Cohim Gallery, Beijing, China
Art Toronto, Toronto, CA
Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Impure Crystals, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2016 Bitter Sweet, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
2015 Innocent Disobedience, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San
Francisco, CA.
Seeds of Rebellion, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
A Beautiful Rebellion, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
The Quiet Revolution, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
2014 Suspended Between Sweetness & Sorrow, Caldwell
Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Lovely Fugitive, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
The Lure of Magical Thinking, Bau-Xi, Vancouver, BC.
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
Stories That We Tell, Couture Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden.
2013 Days of Dreams & Visions, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San
Francisco, CA.
Respire, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Alchemy, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
An Involuntary & Unconscious Memoir, Galerie St. Laurent &
Hill, Ottawa, ON.
Eternalism, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2012 Wanton, Wild, Reckless, Abandonment, Campton Gallery,
New York, NY.
Arriving at a Landscape, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
The Here & Now, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
Love’s Quarrel, Couture Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden.
2011 Figurative Sense, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Your Abstraction Brings Me Clarity, Bau-Xi Gallery,
Vancouver, BC.
Speak to Me with Flowers, Galerie de Bellefeuille,
Montreal, QC.
In Defense of Poetry, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
2010 Cross Pollination, Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
Perfume, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Haven, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
2009 Ungovernable Memories, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
Force of Nature, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Ritual, Bau-Xi, Toronto, BC.
Revolution in the Garden, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2008 The View from Villa Delia, Caldwell Snyder Gallery,
St. Helena, CA.
Grandiflora, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Virtue, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
The Emotion of Colour, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
Dreaming in Colour, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
2007 Under an Endless Sky, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Awakening, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Illumination, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC
Galerie St. Laurent & Hill, Ottawa, ON.
Language of Love, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2006 Hand Picked, Galerie St. Laurent & Hill, Ottawa, ON.
Perennial Obsessions, Bau-Xi, Toronto, ON.
Lusciously Orchestrated, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Spring Fever, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
Eternal Sunshine, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
2005 Anatomy of a Love Affair, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
Rites Of Spring, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
The Neverending Story, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Hubert Gallery, New York, NY.
Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2004 In the Moment, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Eden, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
The Secret Language of Flowers, Galerie de Bellefeuille,
Montreal, QC.
Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
Galerie St. Laurent & Hill, Ottawa, ON.
L’opera des Fleurs, A & C Fine Art, Rhode Island.
2003 Walk a Mile in My Shoes- Tulip Fields from La Conner, Bau-Xi
Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Beauty Myth, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Remember, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
Salon Hanging, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Palm Dessert, CA.
Souvenirs, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
Lost Garden, Gallery Susan de Witt, Naples, FL.
2002 Bleu Provence, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Waltz, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
Galerie St. Laurent & Hill, Ottawa, ON.
Gallery Susan de Witt, Naples, FL.
2001 From Near & Far, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Love Songs, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Exotica, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
Saturation, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
2000 Four Seasons, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
In Full Bloom, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
Insouciance, Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1999 Seasons, Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Summer Exhibit, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
Bacchanalia, Diane Farris, Vancouver, BC.
1998 Parterre, Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Studio Exhibit, Vancouver, BC.
Shadow Boxing, Ioni Studios, Vancouver, BC.
1996 Colorfields, Ioni Studios, Vancouver, BC.
1995 Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, BC.
Waterworks & Pathways, Studio, Vancouver, BC.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL.
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA.
Art Toronto, Toronto, ON.
2014 Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.
ExpoChgo, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL.
S.D. 45 One, West Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, BC.
2013 Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.

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Selected Corporate Collections
Weber Shandwick • Thorn Mark Investments • Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Canada • Lawson Lundel Lawson • Sutton Place Hotel •
Pen-Cor Mortage and Investments • Royal Bank of Canada • Scotia Mcleod

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2017 An Outline Broken, Cohim Gallery, Beijing, China
Art Toronto, Toronto, CA
Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Impure Crystals, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2016 Bitter Sweet, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
2015 Innocent Disobedience, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San
Francisco, CA.
Seeds of Rebellion, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
A Beautiful Rebellion, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
The Quiet Revolution, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
2014 Suspended Between Sweetness & Sorrow, Caldwell
Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Lovely Fugitive, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
The Lure of Magical Thinking, Bau-Xi, Vancouver, BC.
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
Stories That We Tell, Couture Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden.
2013 Days of Dreams & Visions, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San
Francisco, CA.
Respire, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Alchemy, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
An Involuntary & Unconscious Memoir, Galerie St. Laurent &
Hill, Ottawa, ON.
Eternalism, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2012 Wanton, Wild, Reckless, Abandonment, Campton Gallery,
New York, NY.
Arriving at a Landscape, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
The Here & Now, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
Love’s Quarrel, Couture Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden.
2011 Figurative Sense, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Your Abstraction Brings Me Clarity, Bau-Xi Gallery,
Vancouver, BC.
Speak to Me with Flowers, Galerie de Bellefeuille,
Montreal, QC.
In Defense of Poetry, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
2010 Cross Pollination, Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
Perfume, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Haven, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
2009 Ungovernable Memories, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
Force of Nature, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Ritual, Bau-Xi, Toronto, BC.
Revolution in the Garden, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2008 The View from Villa Delia, Caldwell Snyder Gallery,
St. Helena, CA.
Grandiflora, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Virtue, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
The Emotion of Colour, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
Dreaming in Colour, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
2007 Under an Endless Sky, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Awakening, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Illumination, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC
Galerie St. Laurent & Hill, Ottawa, ON.
Language of Love, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2006 Hand Picked, Galerie St. Laurent & Hill, Ottawa, ON.
Perennial Obsessions, Bau-Xi, Toronto, ON.
Lusciously Orchestrated, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Spring Fever, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
Eternal Sunshine, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
2005 Anatomy of a Love Affair, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
Rites Of Spring, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
The Neverending Story, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Hubert Gallery, New York, NY.
Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2004 In the Moment, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Eden, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
The Secret Language of Flowers, Galerie de Bellefeuille,
Montreal, QC.
Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
Galerie St. Laurent & Hill, Ottawa, ON.
L’opera des Fleurs, A & C Fine Art, Rhode Island.
2003 Walk a Mile in My Shoes- Tulip Fields from La Conner, Bau-Xi
Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Beauty Myth, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Remember, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
Salon Hanging, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Palm Dessert, CA.
Souvenirs, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
Lost Garden, Gallery Susan de Witt, Naples, FL.
2002 Bleu Provence, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Waltz, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
Galerie St. Laurent & Hill, Ottawa, ON.
Gallery Susan de Witt, Naples, FL.
2001 From Near & Far, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Love Songs, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Exotica, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
Saturation, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
2000 Four Seasons, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
In Full Bloom, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
Insouciance, Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1999 Seasons, Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Summer Exhibit, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
Bacchanalia, Diane Farris, Vancouver, BC.
1998 Parterre, Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Studio Exhibit, Vancouver, BC.
Shadow Boxing, Ioni Studios, Vancouver, BC.
1996 Colorfields, Ioni Studios, Vancouver, BC.
1995 Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, BC.
Waterworks & Pathways, Studio, Vancouver, BC.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL.
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA.
Art Toronto, Toronto, ON.
2014 Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.
ExpoChgo, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL.
S.D. 45 One, West Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, BC.
2013 Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON.

Biography

Bobbie Burgers’ large-scale paintings and drawings expand and explode the tradition of floral still-life with vivid, gestural blooms. In the two decades of her practice, her trajectory has moved from images approaching realism to, more recently, abstracted blossoms that double as metaphors for the act of painting, which Burgers compares to the brief, fragile lifespan of a flower: a moment to be grasped “with all its frailty and complexity.”

Largely self-taught, Burgers has drawn inspiration from early Dutch still-lifes and the history of Chinese painting, which she investigated in-depth during her travels for a recent exhibition of her work in Beijing. Her paintings have been compared to and exhibited alongside those of Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Jack Shadbolt—artists who, like Burgers, are interested in the relationship between art and nature at the core. Of Burgers’ take on this relationship, Critic Dorota Kozinska has written that her “subject never feels excised from nature, but rather breathed in and exhaled as art.”

Burgers lives and works in her hometown of Vancouver, where she received the Vancouver FANS award in 2013 and teaches at the Gordon Smith Foundation. She has exhibited her work at galleries, museums, and art fairs internationally.